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1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR (curve = a + bwb + cwb2 + dedb + eedb2 + fwbedb) and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction (a + bff + cff2 + d*ff3). The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR (curve EIR:

$curve = a + bwb + cwb^2 + dedb + eedb^2 + fwb2 + dedb + eedb2 + fwbedb) edb$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction (a fraction:

$a + bff + cff2 + d*ff3). ff^2 + d*ff^3$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR:

$curve $$curve = a + bwb + cwb^2 + dedb + eedb^2 + fwbedb$edb$$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

$a $$a + bff + cff^2 + d*ff^3$d*ff^3$$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR:

$$curve $curve = a + bwb + cwb^2 + dedb + eedb^2 + fwbedb$$edb$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

$$a $a + bff + cff^2 + d*ff^3$$d*ff^3$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR:

$curve EIR as a function of entering wet-bulb (indoor coil) and dry-bulb temperature (outdoor coil):

$$CurveOutput = a + bwb + cwb^2 + dedb + eedb^2 + fwbedb$edb$$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

$a $$CurveOutput = a + bff + cff^2$$ $$CurveOutput = a + bff + cff^2 + d*ff^3$d*ff^3$$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR as a function of entering wet-bulb (indoor coil) and dry-bulb temperature (outdoor coil):

$$CurveOutput

 CurveOutput = a + bb x wb + cc x wb^2 + dd x edb + ee x edb^2 + fwbedb$$

f x wb x edb

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

$$CurveOutput

CurveOutput = a + bb x ff + cff^2$$
$$CurveOutput c x ff^2
CurveOutput = a + bb x ff + cc x ff^2 + d*ff^3$$

d x ff^3

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR as a function of entering wet-bulb (indoor coil) and dry-bulb temperature (outdoor coil):

 CurveOutput 

$Curve_{output}$ $ = a + b x * wb + c x * wb^2 + d x * edb + e x * edb^2 + f x * wb x edb

* edb$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

CurveOutput = a + b x ff + c x ff^2
CurveOutput = a + b x ff + c x ff^2 + d x ff^3

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR as a function of entering wet-bulb (indoor coil) and dry-bulb temperature (outdoor coil):

$Curve_{output}$ $ = a + b * wb + c * wb^2 + d * edb + e * edb^2 + f * wb * edb$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

CurveOutput 

$Output_{curve}$ $ = a + * b x * ff + c x ff^2 CurveOutput * ff^2$
$Output_{curve}$ $
= a + * b x * ff + c x * ff^2 + * d x ff^3

ff^3$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.

1) Other than the number of speeds allowed, is there a difference between these three types of DX cooling?

The models were developed at different times yet are fundamentally the same. All use bi-quadratic performance curves for capacity and EIR as a function of entering wet-bulb (indoor coil) and dry-bulb temperature (outdoor coil):

$Curve_{output}$ $ = a + b * wb + c * wb^2 + d * edb + e * edb^2 + f * wb * edb$

and quadratic or cubic curves for performance as a function of flow fraction:

$Output_{curve}$ $Curve_{output}$ $ = a * b * ff + c * ff^2$
$Output_{curve}$ $Curve_{output}$ $ = a * b * ff + c * ff^2 * d x ff^3$

The two-speed model has 2 speeds, the multi-speed model has up to 4 speeds, and the variable-speed model has up to 10 speeds.

The two-speed model does have additional curves to model changes in SHR based on temperature and flow if the manufacturer has provided sufficient data to model this aspect of performance (otherwise leave these curves blank or set to 1).

Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Temperature Curve Name
Sensible Heat Ratio Function of Flow Fraction Curve Name

2) Do all work with AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem?

These coils are all allowed with the AirLoopHVAC:UnitarySystem. Remember that this object is new to EnergyPlus and there may be some programmatic differences (which should not exist) that were missed during coding. These issues are being resolved as they are discovered.

3) If I model only two speeds, would all give the same results?

Optimally yes. However, these models rely on different algorithms to calculate performance which may lead to slight differences in results.